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gzworld

Interact with Gazebo world

    Description

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    gzworld("reset") resets all Gazebo model configurations and Gazebo simulation time.

    Examples

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    Set up a simulation between MATLAB and Gazebo, receive data from Gazebo, and send commands to Gazebo.

    Download the Linux virtual machine (VM) with Gazebo installed from Virtual Machine with ROS and Gazebo.

    Set up multiSensorPluginTest.world by following the Gazebo simulation environment setup and launch steps in Perform Co-Simulation between Simulink and Gazebo.

    Configure and Perform Gazebo Co-Simulation

    Initialize connection settings and check connectivity with the Gazebo plugin running on 192.168.198.129 and port 14581.

    gzinit("192.168.198.129",14581)

    Assign and Retrieve Gazebo Model Information

    List the models available in the Gazebo world.

    modelList = gzmodel("list")
    modelList = 1×11 string
        "ground_plane"    "unit_box"    "camera0"    "camera1"    "depth_camera0"    "depth_camera1"    "imu0"    "imu1"    "hokuyo0"    "hokuyo1"    "velodyne"
    
    

    Assign values to the Position and SelfCollide parameters of the unit_box model.

    [status,message] = gzmodel("set","unit_box","Position",[2 2 0.5],"SelfCollide","on")
    status = 1×2 logical array
    
       1   1
    
    
    message = 1×2 string
        "Position parameter set successfully."    "SelfCollide parameter set successfully."
    
    

    Retrieve the values of the Position and SelfCollide parameters of the unit_box model.

    [position,selfcollide] = gzmodel("get","unit_box","Position","SelfCollide")
    position = 1×3
    
                             2                         2           0.4999999999951
    
    
    selfcollide = logical
       1
    
    

    Assign and Retrieve Gazebo Model Link Information

    List the links available in the unit_box model.

    linkList = gzlink("list","unit_box")
    linkList = 
    "link"
    

    Assign values to the link parameters Mass and Gravity of the link link in the unit_box model.

    [status,message] = gzlink("set","unit_box","link","Mass",2,"Gravity","off")
    status = 1×2 logical array
    
       1   1
    
    
    message = 1×2 string
        "Mass parameter set successfully."    "Gravity parameter set successfully."
    
    

    Retrieve the values of the link parameters Mass and Gravity of the link link in the unit_box model.

    [mass,gravity] = gzlink("get","unit_box","link","Mass","Gravity")
    mass = 
         2
    
    
    gravity = logical
       0
    
    

    Assign and Retrieve Gazebo Model Joint Information

    List the joints available in the unit_box model.

    jointList = gzjoint("list","unit_box")
    jointList = 
    "joint"
    

    Assign a value to the joint parameter Damping of the axis Axis0 for the joint joint in the unit_box model.

    [status,message] = gzjoint("set","unit_box","joint","Axis","0","Damping",0.25)
    status = logical
       1
    
    
    message = 
    "Damping parameter set successfully."
    

    Retrieve the value of the joint parameter Damping of the axis Axis0 for the joint joint in the unit_box model.

    damping = gzjoint("get","unit_box","joint","Axis0","Damping")
    damping = 
                          0.25
    
    

    Reset all Gazebo model configurations.

    gzworld("reset")

    Limitations

    • gzworld function not supported with MATLAB® Compiler™.

    Introduced in R2021a